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Chabon's collection reads like a "Who's Who" in fantasy and adventure
literature. This is not a book for sissies. So full of wild adventure,
you'll need to shower after reading.
Includes stories by:
Jim Shepard's "Astounding Stories"
Glen David Gold's
"The Tears of Squonk, and What Happened Thereafter"
"How Carlos Webster Changed His Name to Carl and Became a
Famous Oklahoma Lawman"
"The Tale of Gray Dick"
"Blood Doesn’t Come Out"
"Weaving the Dark"
"Up the Mountain Coming Down Slowly"
"The Case of the Nazi Canary"
"The Case of the Salt and Pepper Shakers"
"Goodbye to All That"
Karen Joy Fowler's
"Private Grave 9"
"The Albertine Notes"
"The Martian Agent, a Planetary Romance"
About the Editor
Michael Chabon's works of fiction include The Mysteries of Pittsburgh, A Model
World, Wonder Boys, and Were-wolves in Their Youth. His work has appeared in The
New Yorker, Harper's, Esquire, and Playboy and in a number of anthologies, among
them Prize Stories 1999: The O. Henry Awards. He lives in Berkeley, California,
with his wife, Ayelet Waldman, also a novelist, and their children.
You've Got to Read This :
Contemporary American Writers Introduce
Stories that Held Them in Awe
Thirty-four of America's most distinguished
fiction writers--including Oscar Hijuelos, John Irving, and Joyce Carol
Oates--introduce the short stories that inspired them most.
The Lost World and Other Thrilling Tales...
In a tradition that stretches from Gulliver's
Travels to Jurassic Park, The Lost World is the first of Conan Doyle's
to feature Professor Challenger.
About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) was born in Edinburgh and studied medicine.
He began writing while he waited for his practice to grow and, with 1887's A
Study in Scarlet, created Sherlock Holmes, one of the most famous literary
characters of all time. He was a volunteer physician in the Boer War and wrote a
book on spiritualism.